Friday, May 26, 2006

Gone for the Weekend, but Then...

Hello All,

I'm off to Savannah, Georgia for a few days, and I doubt I'll be lingering in wireless zones long enough to post, retrofit the site with the long-delayed design changes, etc. One thing is certain - I'm done with school for the forseeable future. (At least until 2007, when grad itchings may become too powerful to control.) Work beckons, and muzak is my job. It's time to get cracking...

Hope to have the Noon and Eternity EPK ("electronic press kit," for you jargon-adverse types) assembled and in position by the end of next week. Amongst various delights it features essays by Greg Chapman, Dr. Christine James, and our own Chris Grier.

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From today's New York Times:

Jamaican Ska Great Desmond Dekker Dies

I was never much of a ska person, but you've gotta give it up for Mr. Dekker. "007 (Shanty Town)" was extremely badass in its day, and his global smash "Israelites" was sheer perfection.



If you hurry over to his official web (which hasn't yet been updated with an obit) you'll see that he was booked well into November! He may not have sold records in any appreciable quantity since his daliance with Stiff in the early 1980s, but he was still quite the concert draw.

Requiescat in pace...